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Aldo Abreu

  • Recorder


Aldo Abreu is a frequent guest of the American Bach Soloists in California, both on stage and in their recordings for the Koch International label.

Mr. Abreu has been soloist with orchestras throughout the United States, including the Handel and Haydn Society, the West Shore Symphony, the Illinois Chamber Symphony, the Savannah Symphony, the Billings Symphony, and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician with both modern and historical instruments, in concert for the Cambridge Society for Early Music, Maverick Concerts in Woodstock, NY, the "Distinguished Visitors in the Arts" series in Corpus Cristi, TX, and the Performing Arts Series in Utica, NY.

Mr. Abreu frequently performs contemporary works written for him. Among them, The Kid from Venezuela by composer Pete Rose, Echoes and Shadows by Christopher Cook, Concerto for Recorder and Orchestra, comissioned from Ricardo Lorenz by Concert Artists Guild, and most recently, Concerto for Recorders and Orchestra by Lawrence Weiner. Mr. Abreu has also explored the rich but rarely heard music by Latin American composers of the Baroque and Contemporary periods. Born in Caracas, Aldo Abreu holds the Performer's and Teacher's diplomas from the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, and a Master's degree from Indiana University in Bloomington.

His teachers have included Ricardo Kanji, Michael Barker and Scott Martin Kosofsky. Mr. Abreu is a member of the faculties of the New England Conservatory, The Boston Conservatory, and the Amherst Early Music Festival and Institute.